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Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 10:00pm EST
to and was for surplus, what was the reason behind this is deficit and is it is inspected to continue? -- expected to continue? trade deficit was much larger than expected. that is the main cause for the current account balance deficit in october. the current account is not expected to continue in deficit. the weaker yen, that is pushing up energy costs. the trade deficit is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. even with the weaker yen, this'll push up export, but not enough to counter the effect of the higher cost of oil and gas. we are seeing an increase of consumer goods and the materials for housing and consumers to buy more. year, you willt see a lot more. that will push up the trade deficit even more. james in tokyo. thank you. program,g ahead on the the icing on the cake for the baking industry. more on that coming up later. and jpmorgan with a strong performance. when "asiaad to that edge" returns. ♪ .> breaking news an ipo is said to take place in everbright.r billionssaid to seek in hong kong dollars in shares sales. let's see what else is going on. positive news coming out
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
. a relentlyly growing deficit of opportunity is a bigger threat to our future than our rapidly shrinking fiscal deficit. >> david, rapidly shrinking, the deficit is going down. is he ignoring our growing $17 trilli $17 trillion debt and a deficit higher than the one he received from his predecessor? >> the debt is higher. we would be in much better economic shape and young people would have better job opportunities if we weren't shrinking so fast. we have gone from 10%, basically what he inherited down to 4% of the economy and on the way down to 2% by the end of the president's term. if he were not to doing this about spending and we were invest can in the future, in education, research, we are seeing american research going to china and we are not spending tax dollars on basic research, which corporations don't do. >> that's always been done by government. so, neither the finding about young people is surprising, nor is the president's focus. yeah, we have brought down the deficit is what he is saying, significantly, 90% of americans seem to be unaware of this. >> david, there are more than 10
LINKTV
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
, and foreign aid had far exceeded our receipts. why did this payments deficit occur? dr. joan spero, senior vice-president, corporate affairs at american express. a payments deficit emerged in the late 1960s for three fundamental reasons. the u.s. economy was heating up due to the war in vietnam and due to expenditures on the gat society, and had inflaon at home. as the dollar became overvalued, we began to suck in more imports and we began to export less in relation to imports. so we went into "balance of trade" deficit, finally, in 1971. and the third factor is the capital outflows from the u.s., which continued throughout the 1960s for investment reasons and for financial flows. schoumacher: where a decade before there had been an international dollar shortage, now the world faced a dollar glut. this overwhelming supply of dollars piled up in the vaults of foreign central banks. these banks began to redeem dollars for american gold. between 1964 and 1966, u.s. gold reserves dropped by $2 billion. e u.s. really d not know what to do about the dollar in the late 1960s, and the europeans d
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
was expected. that has affected the fiscal position. by this time, the forecast was that the budget deficit would be 60 billion pounds. it is 120 billion pounds. that was supposed to start coming down in 2015. it will not peak until two years later. the fact that the economy has not recovered as fast as projected has caused the budget deficit problem to become much worse than it would've been had the economy grow faster. you might say that was just bad luck. i think the slow recovery, almost lack of recovery for two years, was a result of the austerity policy. a recovery,we have does austerity make more sense? placet faith can we in the new forecast? we were supposed to grow two point four percent this year. it will be about 0.8%. >> they are revising the incomes around 1.5%. >> ok. things are improving. then you go forward to the next year in the year after. then you have to ask what are the drivers of a broad-based recovery going to be? i think that it is very narrow. prices, assets, and some parts of the country. >> the government has announced plans to spend more on infrastructure. do y
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am EST
it has been the first time in a number of years. talk about a deficit. we will see if we have anything that has not been leaked to the market. we have a statement and there is a bit in this statement. joining later with the details. >> we have the forecast from the ecb >> it is higher. do not expect that from the ecb. the rate policy could go and it surprised everyone. is that the ecb has more work to do. >> we have corporate news. >> keep a look on the luxury markets. it could go a little bit higher. shares and weo .5 see it down. it is more luxurious. it is dependent on europe. and it is in the wholesale market. you let's go to our international correspondent. gaining mobile may be state approval for a new license. that could mean assets and 8 million subscribers. the next month, the iphone is on sale. >> thank you so much. a center and a stamp of approval from regulators in china. general motors is rolling chevrolet. out andputting a note charges 700 million in to the european companies. it is focusing on this. we will have more on this car sector later today you have the s
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 1:00am EST
are critically and reduction of the deficit. he would reduce the deficit by 10%. the hope is he can do more on that. have a lot of married couples and free school meals for kids. of course, the tapering with energy -- what will the impact be? [laughter] >> we would not want you to be chilly. that was manus cranny live from westminster. we will bring you a speech -- osborne's speech live. >> the ecb will publish its decision following last month's surprise rate cut. focus will be on mario draghi. here witherro is details. >> it is hard to follow manus cranny. [laughter] let's talk about these forecast. a reason many people thought they would cut a rate this month and not last month. the rate cut would come with the company forecast. what we will get is something as bright as the u.k.'s forecast. they currently predict one percent growth for next year at inflation is at 1.3%. that is well below the 2% target. it is important. it might sound a long way off. we know that dally on swift guidance -- dalliance on guidance -- you might get some color on that. >> and deflation, is that justified? we
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
that was quite worrying, the good news regarding the fiscal deficit is only cyclical. get us growth slowdown going forward, we might not see the fiscal contraction of the deficit that we really need. essentially our spending habit 's have not changed that much. we have been in austerity for so long, it was a shame that it was not more structural change. >> what does it mean for sterling capitol when you look at the top 10 currencies. this is against the other nine. can its strength continue. >> it depends on the bank of england. if it threatens the inflation target of two percent, we have target. inflation and this could force the hand because the strong pound could all of a sudden having a real problem of their policy. now, there is a real threat of that sum will push this into deflationary territory. is that real concern for the bank of england? >> it is not on their forecasts at the moment that we have seen such a huge appreciation of sterling already. at 164 level does look very sticky. it will take a little to push us up there. if we were to see a 500 moving. >> thank you. we will get h
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
of a government shutdown in january. but it would provide little long-term deficit reduction and there remains a sticking point over unemployment benefits and republicans don't believe the democrats are entirely serious about that. it's come up late in the process. not sure if the white house is going to insist on that happening. another potential sticking point may be whether or not there's any long term deficit reduction in the deal if they just raised the sequester caps and substitute one set of cuts for the other, there wouldn't be deficit reduction. there's some talk that the revenue components would be dedicated to deficit reduction. but we have to wait and see happens next week. this congress is unpredictable. >> house defense chairman buck mccann, he wants $20 billion more, because defense gets killed in the sequestration. he has defense hawks that will vote against it if they don't get their $20 billion and that means john boehner doesn't have 218 votes. >> he may not have 218 votes, but look, any accommodation you make like that from -- to assist the defense is going to squeeze the o
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
the double-doubles. washington, our chief washington correspondent. you want to talk about the deficit. this will not go away. are people actually concerned about high deductibles? >> you certainly have a lot of republicans who will talk about it. there talking about the problems with healthcare.gov and they are also talking about the way the rubber meets the road. the prices that they are paying for premiums that are out there and the deductibles are going up as well. this is another talking point for them. they have criticized the health care law. we will have several members on capitol hill and this is one of the questions they will have to answer. rollout, theo the website is operating better. they will make this point over and over. >> lawmakers actually have a deadline of their own to sign up for the affordable care act. how is that going? >> there is actually a different website. technically, they are members of a small business. that is the congress of the united states. they are operating off of the d.c. exchange. the deadline is december 23. december 9 is the deadline for mem
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
. had he to raise taxes in order to cut the $11 billion deficit. raising taxes is not something that's designed to make you very popular as well as cutting government spending. i spoke with the finance minister and he's pretty b buoyant. the public outcry on that, people are pretty pleased. i did ask him, is this just kicking the can down the road. take a listen. >> we have to reduce government expenses in a way that will not hurt all the services we want to give to the government. the fight for efficiency in all the governments around the world is a hard fight. we know now things we didn't know before about how to do it because we've been doing it for quite a while. this is why things are better now. i think we're going to have a new fiscal rule which will allow us to reduce government expenses in a way that will allow us not to raise taxes. >>ing where do you see that in order not to raise taxes in 2014, 2015. >> i can tell you we're not going to hurt the budgets of education because we are an education modulated government and of course health and welfare. these are the budgets th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
for around the globe. >> president went on to say that a so-called deficit of opportunity, interesting phrasing there, is much more important than the fiscal deficit, the yearly fiscal deficit in this country which he points out is actually shrchging in his administration john. >> point out, this issue about the young people are disappointed with president and congress. >> part of the obama coalition that got him elected twice is young people, so-called millennials. folks at harvard has a unit that polled these folks. 18 to 25, bad news for the president, festival his approval rating down to 41%. that is a reflection of the population at large but down 11% since just this spring. and john earlier the president did some work to shore up the forecast, the so-called -- shore up the rveght affordable care a% of millennials disapprove of the affordable care act. have no plans to sign up. that's disappointing news. >> the numbers behind inequality could be surprising for many. jonathan betz has a closer look at what the president says is an economic inequality gap. >> simply put the poor are
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 10:25pm EST
into what happens from a bilateral trade deficit from one quarter to another quarter. deficit me time, the with korea may have increased colombia and th panama also implemented around the same time have gone up dramatically. goes to the g differential growth rates in the various economies. we're can do is make sure reducing the barriers and the exports have a chance to compete field. vel playing >> get closer to home and talk about congress. here was a bit of a backlash that brewed last week about the trade negotiations. have you anticipated the fight ahead in getting everything approved. >> we've been talking to throughout these negotiations. the -- the formal process called trade promotion authority expired in 2007. that's a process every congress 1974 ery president since have worked on together. it's the process where congress what your xecutive negotiating objectives are, how to look with congress in the procedures and the under which congress will approve or disapprove a trade pac when it's done. the consultation procedures of 2007 trade promotion authority expired, we felt boun
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
retreated to a seven-week low after the country posted a bigger than expected trade deficit in october. but india as performed opposed strong opposition. now for individual movers, chinese telecom equipmentmakers succumbed to profit taking. zte tumbled almost 6%. meanwhile datang telecom down almost 7%. just one day after the issuing of these licenses, a deal is signed between apple and china mobile. according to "wall street journal," this could mean china's largest telco could start to offer isos on its network to 700 million subscribers. it could potentially draw a larger custoday. it's competitor gained 0.25% in china telecom. back to you, ross. >> thanks very much for that, sixuan. carl icahn announcing a tweet that he would submit a proon posal to apple shareholders for a 50 billion buyback program. that's lan than the 150 become buyback program he was previously pushing for. >>> well, we have heard from the japanese economic minister, amari, it was he's been with early stage tongue cancer. he's offered to resign, but the prime minister has refused his request. he remains in the
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
to get the trade deficit down which means getting the dollar down. we're shipping $5 billion worth of demand overseas, money earned here, spent in europe, china, demand, whatever. it is very hard to fill that gap. we did that in the last decade with the housing bubble. that is not a really good way to go. i would put the emphasis down to get the trade deficit close closer to balance. liz: you think the weaker dollar is better. exports looked not certainly so bad. exports were up. people are buying our good overseas. >> well, it was some improvement but we actually revised down the previous numbers, previous month ace numbers. so it wasn't much of an improvement. we have a ways to go. we have a deficit of 500 billion. maybe we're moving in the right direction but if so, very slowly. we have to pick up that pace. liz: precursor to the government's jobs number report, adp, came out yesterday. look better than expected, 218,000 jobs created what are you expecting from the labor department tomorrow? >> i will be a pessimist, 141, 50. last month was strong numbers. strong growth in retai
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
by friday's deadline. the plan doesn't significantly reduce the deficit or, indeed, replace the sequester budget cuts. what does it do? we'll get into that a little bit later. >>> meanwhile, 203 jobs created last month. nonfarm payroll showed the jobless rate down to 7%. the better than expected numbers increase the speculation that the fed might stop. don smith joins us for more. don, very good morning to you. i see on a reuters survey there are now four that expect december or january, five in january. quite a significant move from the survey in october. what are your own thoughts? why wouldn't you go next week if you were the fed? >> well, exactly. there's still so much uncertainty in the market about will they or won't they. yet the market thinks at some point in the next few months it is inevidenceable. i think why not get the tapering out of the way, the announcement in december, even if it's a preannouncement to take effect from january. i think the bond market reaction to the pretty strong payroll report on friday taught us quite a lot, actually. we didn't see very significant sel
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
-term consequen consequences and builds deficits into our future. we need to take those into account as you all craft policy, we as advocates promote policies. this is not just an immediate problem. it's a long-term crisis for our country. >> i would love to hear from you all. are people saying, hey, lisa, vera, we would hire you, but we know you wouldn't stay here for this $8 an hour, so therefore, we aren't going to hire you? >> representative moore, here is how i want to answer that. you can't prove age discrimination, but i lost my job of 14 years two weeks before i turned 50. two black happy birthday balloons were very appropriate this year. on the online job applications that you are forced to fill out, they make you put in the dates of your college degree or you can't go further. you have to put in a date. so yes, can you prove it? probably not. so here is what i was on the verge of doing. i have a friend in the billboard business. we were going to put a billboard, and i'm totally serious, and if you knew me, you know i'm serious. >> i think i know you. >> i was going to put a billboard
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
administrations have danced around the mission of our infrastructure deficit. for all the attention to the various fiscal cliffs, the looming infrastructure deficit is every bit as critical. for two centuries, infrastructure was a bipartisan issue, from lincoln with the transcontinental railroad to democrats and republicans coming together to launch the interstate freeway system, signed into law by president eisenhower, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has sec
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
their budget deficit targets. the brussels, frankfurt, berlin group will be trying to force them to comply. >> charles dumas, staying with us. >>> coming up on today's show, let me tell you what's ahead. taper talks go into overdrive as markets await the u.s. jobs report. but as experts look at last month's numbers, we assess how this could affect strategy. >>> and capital markets dry up in the sector, we'll discuss where to find value at 1020 cet. >>> the race is on to name asia pacific's number one tech hub. we'll take a look at the fastest growth technology firms. >>> and world cup fever hangs in the balance as nations find out who they are playing. we'll discuss the travel implications at 1045 cet. ya know, with new fedex one rate you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. how naughty was he? oh boy... [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> deal or no deal? the wto is trying to reach an agreement. >> the right to food security of the poor people, then only they will be saved. strengthening of wto is a shared responsibility of
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
point that out. host: yet the deficit is a problem. k stone.this from mar guest: i think tax expenditures is a big problem. there are tax revenues that we should be taking in which we are not because we are subsidizing a significant amount of what some have termed corporate welfare. billions of dollars to the oil and gas industry, they are making record profits. the tax expenditures are costing the american people in ways that are problematic. host: what would you cut the besides defense? guest: revenues that we have lost that would otherwise should take in. other than defense, there is waste and inefficiencies in a wide range of domestic spending programs. i am willing to take a look at almost everything. i think the demonization of social security and medicaid are inappropriate. they are not responsible for the deficit problem we have right now. ronald reagan in a debate with walter mondo and clear social security has nothing to do with the deficit. it was true then and it is true now. att in plano, texas. caller: thank you for taking my call. food stamps is not one of the
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special interests that are so often at odds are remarkably aligned when it comes time to recognize and fix this problem. business, labor, professional groups, local government, environmentalists, truckers, bicyclists all agree. the paralysis that surrounds questions of raising taxes does not necessarily need to apply in this case. ronald reagan, after all, was willing to sign into law a five cent gasoline tax increase 31 years ago when a nickel a gallon was real money. a user fee is in fact a different category from a general tax incr
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am EST
. you're right. they have a big current account deficit. if and when we see a beg effect on tapering, we may see them suffer. >> violence with the mines. this is a nation that has a lot of questions open. >> absolutely. he didn't solve everything but certainly i think things could have been far worse. >> and also the metamorphosis just as gorbachev was changing the world as well. >> he shifted in four years. the castro bothers, 50 years, they still haven't. >> it's nice seeing you down here. >> you, too. >> as massive ice storm is moving across the country bringing freezing rain, snow, sleet and jim cantore joins us. >> reporter: thank you very much. normally in the east the sun comes back up and it warms up and everything melts. unfortunately it's only going to get colder. this morning we started out at 30 degrees and now it's all frozen and the same this evening is happening on the road. you'll notice the cake and the glaze, you have to pry this off. the salt and sand trucks are dealing with the main there owe fair -- thoroughfares. but mass transit, about a thousand fights in and out
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
reportedly been stronger as they forecast a narrow trade deficit for the u.k.. more on the trade market in 30 minutes. ♪ >> this is "money moves," where we focus on innovative alternative investments. here are your bloomberg top headlines. we are following john paulson, making a comeback after a few years of wrongly invested, his investment fund is up 30% this year, according to people briefed on the returns. profitable positions on m&a are part of the strength. he is best known for making 15 billion dollars by betting against subprime in 2006 and 2007. the new american airlines has taken off, the merger between american and u.s. air officially closed today, creating the world's largest carrier. the new ceo says that flyer should not be worried about the changes. the employees, the airplanes, that is how this merger works. we need all of that. the networks are highly complementary. so, we put the networks together and we have everything we need. the supply is unchanged. if the supply is unchanged and demand remains constant, there should be no changes in price. rises in our business move a
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
-off family. which means by the time she starts school she is already behind. that deficit can compound itself over time. and finally rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for our democracy. ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or high-priced lobbyists and lawyers to secure policies that tilt the playing field in their family and at everyone else's expense. so people get the bad taste that the system is rigged. and that increases cynicism and polarization and it decreases the political participation that is a requisite part of our system of self-government. this is an issue that we have to tackle. if in fact the majority of americans agree that our number one priority is to restore opportunity and broad-based growth for all americans to question his why ask washington washington -- why his washington consistently failed to act? i think a big reason is the myths that have developed around the issue of inequality. first there is the myth but this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominantly minority people. this isn't a broad based problem or a black problem
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
. caller: good morning, america. in 2008, obama came in. a budget deficit. $9.6 trillion deficit. in, america hired democrat congress, senate, president. they stuffed obama down our throats without any consent from republicans. here we are $17 trillion in debt. benghazi, mexico. people whove the believesnd what obama -- shutting down businesses. these democrats have done enough. harry reid has not passed a budget in this country in six years. where is the outrage there? we have no budget. where's the outrage? we are a country with no budget. you run your household with no budget? they are stealing the money to go back to the campaigns, to a democrats. wake up and look at the democrats -- facts. this guy's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. cli
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
pill. a big hit to government spending but a sharp improvement in the deficit to gdp ratio. we do not have to swallow the pill again in 2014. we have reset government spending out lower levels. we did not have to do it all over again. makes for pretty easy comparison year-over-year when you compare 2014 to 2013. sex we are running less of a deficit. that is good news. what if you drill down and talk thet individuals? >> it is verge because of the wealth effect. rising. have been consumers are at the upper end of the spectrum and have been really getting the benefit of higher net worth. here is net worth as a percent of disposable income. we have seen very sharp improvement that is driving the spending we are seeing in the economy. >> in other words, the total net worth is 600% of what you make. if you make 100,000, you are worth 600,000? >> exactly. s&p is up. equities are up. general home price valuations are up. we have been covering a lot of the lost wealth. five years after the financial crisis, we have recovered a lot of the wealth. the dominant theme for spending in 2014. >>
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am EST
all they have said about reducing the deficit over the next few years, it leaves room for cutting taxes. i think what the uk needs is a rebalancing towards investment and exports. the government realizes this and i think as a consequence it's unlikely to do things to throw additional fuel on the fire of consumption. >> do you think the government is doing enough? are you expecting any measures, say, on planning tomorrow from the troika? would that have helped? we had construction pmis this week very strong, rising like a phoenix out of the ashes. but many suppliers saying the supply side of that market is still very, very underperforming. >> yeah. i mean, when it comes to the supply side of the uk housing market, it really is down to things like change, having a look at the green belt legislation, trying to, you know, incentivize local authorities to watch the yen gauge much more heavily in this planning process than they have up to now. so it's not really about major macro reforms. i think it's about reforming the supply side of the housing market. that's going to take many years
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
for the month. also out today we have third quarter productivity, trade deficit, new home sale, manufacturing index and beige book. jp morgan chase and citibank is among those assessed $2.3 billion. society general, royal bank of scotland were among those fined. sears executive has reduced the stake to 48.4% down from the prior 55.4%. investors that decided to exit lam pert's stake shares were down. >> thanks. i was going to see how much -- he's still loaded, $5.9 billion. he still has half. >> roughly, yeah. >> let's get a check on gold prices and currency levels. joining us now the bks management, shaun is editor of the wealth report. our guest host wants to talk. can you say it? can't talk about it if i can't say it. what was the news? number in in terms of reserve currencies. >> in materiaterms of trade. the chinese economy and society itself becomes more open. it's a transactional unit. there's too much issue from property rights point of view to trust as a reserve currency. >> what about the reports coming out of the saudi arabia that they're negotiating with the chinese to pay for oil?
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
a quick list. the adp private jobs boomed. 215,000. the trade deficit narrowed. new home sales were gangbusters. the ism services, little soft but still pretty good in the mid 50s. the fed beige book, pretty darn good. i'm not counting today's little -- this little three or four day thing, it's not a real question. why isn't good news good news? you look at these numbers and you could say to yourself, the economy is getting better. >> yeah, i think that in the end will be good news for the market, larry. in the meantime i think the market's saying, okay, if the news is good, maybe the fed tapers sooner rather than later. i'm not sure i like that so much. that's one explanation. i think another is, hey wait a minute, we're up a double digit percentage. we're up a lot in a short amount of time. we're discounting some good news. i'm tired. i'm going to take a rest. i think that's a bit what's going on here. >> protect your gains, that's what you're saying. >> here here. >> let me ask you this. okay. so you're janet yellen. you're going to be janet yellen tonight. you're coming in. i kn
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
a short problem. ist they ought to do now figure out a way to address that long-term deficit because it is rather painless in the immediate future. politicians, the future there will be nothing of significance that comes out of this deal. >> let's say they get a deal but lawmakers still push back. what does that say about what is happening in the sea -- in d.c.? >> if i was a good speller i would say it is his function. i don't spell very well. now the democrats -- and they need democratic votes to get this through the house -- the democrats are complaining federal workers having to pay their pensions. workers, someal of the republicans don't like the idea of replacing the sequester. they don't even like some of the user fees that are going to be imposed on airline passengers and customs. even the small stuff in today's climate draws a flag. do we need a clinton or christie in the white house? >> i'm not even sure the big c would do it right now. the parties are so divided. that is such polarization those in the middle get hit from both sides. we probably need to go through a crisis
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
for the footprint and recall that under the miso agreement they all showed a surplus but they also share the deficit. so if there's a regional deficit, the pain will be shared in terms of frankly rolling blackouts if it comes to that. we can hope for a cool summer in the summer of 2016, but that's not necessary a prudent approach. so with that i would be happy to answer any questions at the appropriate time. >> thank you, mr. moeller. our next witness is mr. john norris. you are recognized for five minutes. >> good morning, chairman whitfield, ranking member mcnerney, and members of the subcommittee. thank you calling this thing. and the opportunity to testify. as i acknowledged in a written test with their significant changes occurring on our energy landscape. the operation of our energy system in america has experienced in my view only modest incremental change over the last many decades. yet in recent years the rapid development of new technologies is bringing much more rapid change to the system. that change can be disruptive. i think embracing these changes will allow a much more efficient util
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world. said we havellers the most disrespected presidents. how does the worldview that? it is a holy mentality. then you look at what happened in wall street, the greed that is going on. this is all that. we are meddling in
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 1:40am PST
. we should be at the top. >> overnight anchors. >> teachers are at a deficit of 432 minutes. aircraft pilots, landscapers, bartenders, that makes sense. sales reps hairstylist, they work a day job but maybe they like to party. >> that may be it. >> forest and logging workers. i could see that. >> i don't know where we are but we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a night. >> i think i'm averaging 5 1/2 split up, not even in one dose. we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a >>> this morning on "world news now," in a daze. that's the explanation from the man at the controls of that doomed commuter train as it zoomed around a curve at three times the speed limit. new details in the investigation. >>> danger zone. the winter system plunging temperatures coast to coast. the snowfall, windchills and serious threat to crops. >>> double trouble, two different -- different meningitis outbreaks on two campuses. the colleges taking action and precautions for students. >>> turning up the he
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
deficit representing 17% of total revenue and, therefore, having to go in a different direction when a lot of states were simply saying we're going to cut, cut, cut, actually realizing our gap was too big, it add to be a combination of the two, i went out on road, and i got beat up. but somebody had to explain what we were trying to do. and when it came to education, i did that as well. and there were a lot of people mad at me and, you know, folks spending a lot of money to try to defeat an organized effort at school reform even though they supported certain aspects of it, you know? it was the total picture that they didn't want to see happen. they might carve out a corner that they liked, but it was the total picture. somebody has to be the leader, somebody has to have the discussion, somebody has to bring the discussion to the communities, and somebody has to demonstrate to members of the legislature that, you know, you mean business, and you want to work with them, you want their input be, but you need to change direction. and i'll go back to this, you know, hartford be, new haven, brid
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
the constituents to a final resolution? >> i got to do this. inheriting a state with the largest per capita deficit representing 17% of total revenue, and i had to go in a different direction. a lot of states were saying that they would cut, but we actually realize that our cap was too big to cut our way out of it. i went on the road and got got beat up. someone had to go on the road. there were a lot of people mad at me. a lot of folks spending a lot of money to try to defeat the organized effort at school reform, even though they supported certain aspect of it. it was the total picture that they did not want to see. they might carve out a corner they like, but it was a total picture. someone has to have the discussion. someone has to bring the discussion to the community. someone has to demonstrate you mean business. we want to work with them, but we need to change direction. hartford, new haven, bridgeport. those are some of your largest school districts. you cannot succeed at that. when you're looking at connecticut demographically, as one of the more rapidly aging states, you are throwing away
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
that will solve this problem. it doesn't have a lot of opposition, wouldn't add a dime to the deficit and congress should waste no time in enacting get. ashley: the problem is congress is embroiled in these budget battles that get pushed back two or three month. could this get lost in the shuffle as they deal with a bigger budget? >> we are hopeful that because this has such strong public support it has bipartisan support which is increasingly rare these days. we are hopeful that congress will take it up but it could get lost in the shuffle. ashley: this is a huge hit economy, any numbers over the last year 700,000 yorker's saved $330 million for this benefit. if they lose, that is money taken out of people's pockets and that has to hurt the economy. >> exactly right. this benefit is also good for businesses. people take transit to work save their employers through this tax benefit $300 million in 2010 alone. and letting just the transit portion of this benefit be cut in half, creates an unlevel playing field. if you are a business where a large number of your employees takes public transit to wor
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
're talking about. because the deficits are coming down. because of the sequester they all want to get rid of. yeah, it really -- we start to go so far down the rabbit hole i need a pole to get some air down here. >> you need some air. get that guy a glass of water, quick. jim lowell, what are you doing to put money to work right now? >> let me give rick santelli a little bit of air. as a bow tie wearing yankee i'm used to being the skeptic in the room. i'm not worried at all. the u.s. consumer is in good shape. consumers across the pond, in the eurozone -- >> yeah, consumption and gdp was just off the charts, wasn't it? >> it was okay, rick. it's been okay -- >> okay is much different than good. >> grading on a curve. >> as long as that continues for real world investors and for my clients, we've been able to make significant gains. i certainly am not surprised by the pullback in the market. look, after heapings of gains it's only natural the market takes a little bit of a diet. the reality is going forward large cap, multinational blue chip, balance sheets look great. >> why doesn't the fed
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am EST
the likelihood of a shutdown and another debt crisis in january. but it wouldn't have much deficit reduction. it would not go after any of the hot button items like social security or medicare, which need to be dealt with over the long-run. it wouldn't close any tax loopholes. those things have proven too partisan for these budget negotiators to tackle. yesterday, in the nfl, the kicker for the denver broncos made a 64-yard field goal. record for the nfl. this is more like a 6-yard field goal. they haven't kicked it yet. i do think they will before congress goes home. it is a minimum achievement for people to cheer about. >> john, it is interesting when you talk about some of the little sticking points here. one is the benefits for the long-term unemployed. that is making up a record percentage of the people in this country who are unemployed. do you get the sense that congress is looking at the jobs report and saying, hey, maybe we shouldn't move the needle on that right now? >> i think that is difficult in part, because when you look at the size of this deal, we are only talking about $90
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
challenges that your country is, and we went through a strategic review several years ago and a deficit reduction action plan, all of which has decreased our budget by 10-15%. and and this has required all kinds of trade-offs along the way too. going forward and recently we just had the speech which indicates that the government is looking to refurbish their canada first defense strategy and in that way allows us to look at where we can invest in new areas. so there will be trade-offs to come certainly within a stable envelope of tight resources. >> okay. and then the last question i wanted to ask is on author rad. norad. and you mentioned in your comments that, expansion, if you will, into the maritime domain, i think there's a lot of interest, too, in cyber domain, and you did reference the author rad strategic -- norad strategic review that's underway. can you give us some insights into what the u.s. and canada are exploring into that strategic review and what types of changes we might expect to see come out of that? >> i know that the commander of norad who is not only the u.s. comm
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
group of symptoms which we call the the cognitiveoms, deficits. those are problems with memory and problems of attention. sadly, we do not have good treatments for those latter two categories. we have treatments for hallucinations and delusions, medications at work quite well. but the other parts of this syndrome, the parts that are often even more disabling, we need to come up with much better treatments. that is part of why nih is so focused on developing both better diagnostics and better therapeutics for these kinds of illnesses. host: this tweet on the issue of mental health -- are there any other significant development being made in other countries? guest: it is a great question. recently, mental disorder research has become global. there is a lot of interest in global mental health, and that is not just from europe and australia. canada and increasingly in other parts of the world. the disorders we're talking about our global and not unique to the developed world. as a result, there have been some very interesting little-resource environments to try to figure out how to
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
, on the economy, on health care, on the deficit. that's very specific and has an impact on next year's elections. >> tonight, chris will afford us all the opportunity to watch the president of the united states. >> "hardball" is kicking you know what? it's kicking it old school, man. remember we used to watch "who wants to be a millionaire" and regis had to be on every night. chris was on at 2:00 and 3:00, 12 times a day. he's on 7:00 now. boom. the number one show. >> more popular than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. >> you embarrass me, joe. >> not so easily embarrassed, chris. i assure our audience. >> i think it's interesting, joe. you ask the greatest question tonight. you know the business. i don't usually need them. i enjoy just duking it out with politicians at a distance. i don't need to beg them to come on my show. i always thought, i see the president pop up on different kind of show, entertainment shows like letterman and leno and i'm thinking why can't we get them. they made some decisions in the white house and may have to do with these numbers you guys are talking about. the p
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
that deficit of caloric intake. >> we have a camera. >> stop. >> wow. >> they're solving your first world problems, there you go. >> another issue you've been looking at is educational disruption. we've been talking about that, where do you think the winners are? >> that was on camera. is that my age or iq? >> i'm terrified of buying the ulta vista of this. the entrenched -- all the reasons that this part of the economy has failed to adapt are mostly still in place. . i think it'll take a while to unwind and fix itself. we haven't put our bets down on that trend but it's going to be big, it has to be. >> what has to happen before you'll put money on the table for this? >> you know, a lot of people say there's not a lot of money in that because they're college students. come on, that's b.s., budweiser makes a lot of money. we find someone who is making money. >> i think you look good. i do. >> -- a revision to the third quarter gdp. rick santelli standing by in chicago. take it away. >> all right. our second look at third quarter gdp is off the charts out of expectation range. 3.6, 3.6. he
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
be a mix of fee revenues and pension cuts to help reduce the deficit, help ease the sequester. from reading the take the journal has, they're pretty close. there's some issues remaining, but it could come as early as next week. we still have people coming in and talking about -- >> you've read that headline before, joe. down to the last most difficult item. >> these are small items, though. we're not trying to do anything. i think both sides, we're agreeing to disagree. this would put us past the next election. we will be through another election to see -- you know, to get another chance to vote on it. >> yeah. >> in wall street news, reports say eddie lampert is facing an exodus to his hedge fund. lampert has reduced the reduction technique before. we should point out that just this morning, the news has become officials. lands' end, that spin-off that we've been talking about from some time for sears holding, it, look like the board needs to make a final stage, but sears holding has filed this registration statement saying it is looking to go ahead and spin off lands' end. the stage at th
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
taxes, sales tax. we have all budget surplus, i walked in with a budget deficit, i now have a $1.2 billion surplus. we're making our economy the opportunity economy where, you know, if you want to build a business, you can -- and you want to get a job, you come to florida. >> your unemployment rate has dropped quicker than any other state, i know that. and you're now -- >> 6.7 -- >> which is below, we got down to -- >> 7%. >> i don't know, yeah. anyway, you're at 6.7%, were you higher? i would think you'd always be below. >> unemployment went from 3.5% to 11.1%. >> where was the national average? >> 9%. >> never got above -- >> i think it was nine when i came -- >> maybe ten. >> i think it was nine when i came in. in the month of october, we generated private sector jobs, my good friend governor perry, only had 12,000 jobs. >> oh, you two guys go at each other. i see that a lot. that's a great rivalry. almost like a football -- >> he was number one. what do you want to be? i want to be number one. so i go after number one. >> what's the minimum wage? >> it's $7.67. >> is that a w
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